very surprised by the return schedule...
EK 186 D BCN 1 DXB 3 1500 0040+1 0 27OCT19 28MAR20 388
EK 256 D BCN 1 DXB 3 1510 0045+1 0 10DEC19 28MAR20 77L
EK 188 D BCN 1 DXB 3 2205 0735+1 0 27OCT19 28MAR20 388
EK186 and EK256 depart just five minutes apart...
[twoid][/twoid] Nice. But dangit Cathay, get with Delta too, so we Widgeteers can finally have a way to avoid KE while getting to most of Asia! Cathay is not going to do anything to annoy American. Its main reason to be in oneworld at this point. American supports probably about half the seats catha...Jump to post
There is a AYT-AMS flight I want to book that says Involatus 8Q851. What does this mean? Is it still operated by Onur Air? But when I go directly to their website, I cant select a flight from AYT to AMS but they have operated them on flight radar... I am confused seems to me like a full-charter fli...Jump to post
what about US-connection traffic? LX arrives rather late in EWR so I assume less onward traffic. Their ORD flights are better suited since these depart in the morning and around noon. I'm sure they carry a lot of passengers with onward flights on UA; however, ORD might (geographically) not be the be...Jump to post
Isn't ICN basically confirmed with IAD and YYZ being the two airports battling it out for Swiss? I could see an ICN 4x weekly with YYZ 4x weekly and IAD 4x weekly. That way, the 2 aircraft freed up could operate all of these routes without picking and choosing between YYZ or IAD. ICN is probably qu...Jump to post
saw the news that an increase of international departure tax for Turkish citizen is proposed at the parliament. Nowadays, Turkish people pay 15 TRY for every departure; the proposed tax should be as high as 50 TRY. The tax doesn't apply to foreigners as well as Turkish citizen living abroad. Is ther...Jump to post
I wouldn't call VIE a hub for W6; rather a base, or do they offer any connecting flights?!?Jump to post
I'm also quite undecided whether it's going to be YYZ or IAD. My feeling says YYZ and only for the reason that OS just recently switched from YYZ to YUL leaving LH as the only LHG carrier in Toronto. Yes, the JV is great and grants a metal-neutral approach, but overall network coverage is still impo...Jump to post
They still fly the route, but on a much shorter period and only for about two months during summer. When I try dummy bookings on LH's site on multiple dates in the middle of summer, all flights are operated by XQ, none by LH, am I missing something here? According to my understanding, LH and XQ hav...Jump to post
Here is a recap: EWR-MUC on UA 767-400ER Polaris. The Polaris lounge at EWR is the second largest in the US. I tried their sit down-order a la carte restaurant and it was mediocre. Food is not good, small portions, forced service. There is also a buffet with more selections. Bar was nice on the oth...Jump to post
Saw on Twitter that the windows of the brand-new 787 just melted during photo/video shooting session. How is that even possible?
https://twitter.com/airporthaber/status ... 91681?s=21
Delta recently bought 6 MD-11Fs just to get their engines for use on their 767 fleet. Those CF-6s are valuable, we will see if even more so than the rest of the airframe. Are Western Global still flying for UPS? Thats an interesting one; didn't know that you can easily put a MD11 engine onto a 767 ...Jump to post
Jomar777 wrote:Interestingly enough, neither of the other majour brands in the group (Austrian, Swiss (even as Swissair) and Brussels Airlines (even as SABENA) ever flew LH NB aircrafts too
apparently, capacity-wise the 748 works quite well for them. percect fit with 365 seats in total.
the "only" burden is probably the fact of 4 engines thus the fuel consumption; however, the 777-9 will be an 1-to-1 replacement.
finally - very great news and congrats to Boeing and TK! it's just a pity that they apparently didn't organize a welcoming event (or at least water salute...), but maybe they did and pictures/videos aren't online yet. According to upinthesky the 787 is going to Amsterdam on the morning and evening f...Jump to post
pretty sure, there is a professional team working for Spohr and currently very busy analyzing the economics of the XLR until the very cent. looking from an "armchair ceo" perspective, I try to comment on the current LH and LHGroup airlines network: North America: - barely any benefits for ...Jump to post
They really need to get some new aircraft for SN - some of them date back to the Sabena days and drink fuel like there's no tomorrow. Hopefully by aligning them with LH, OS and LX A320NEOs will be forthcoming. I could even see the A321XLR working well for SN in terms of its African and Transatlanti...Jump to post
congratulations to B6 and Airbus on the XLR deal. I would also assume that the backdoor is still open for more conversions from neo/LR to XLR variant. 4500nm range @JFK: http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=&R=4500nm%40jfk&MS=wls&MR=1800&MX=720x360&PM=* courtesy of gcmap.com as already men...Jump to post
During the last months, LH flights back than operated via DXB or MCT for security reasons (crew layover). Right now, I don't see LH having the right equipment to cater for the market and up against BA's 787. But you never know. Btw. Why would some of you guys even bring up Iran in this discussion an...Jump to post
HB-JMC will go to NRT as LX160 tomorrow, and I'm glad she's back! The remaining 2 will go after the summer peak. as mentioned, HB-JMC just took off from ZRH on the way to NRT. https://www.flightradar24.com/SWR160/20f41c9b btw. HB-JND (LX/77W) seems to be grounded still. really curious to know what ...Jump to post
some widebody news: Edelweiss will be offering widebody 333/343 on selected shorter routes during Sep/Oct 2019: Zurich – Djerba 28SEP19 – 19OCT19 1 weekly (Overall 2 weekly during this period) Zurich – Hurghada 29SEP19 – 27OCT19 1 weekly (Overall 4 weekly during this period) https://www.routesonline...Jump to post
great overview and thanks for consolidating the data!
massive performance for EK transporting millions between LHR-DXB and further to the world. surely, the O/D share is only minor (even compared to JFK or LAX).
how easy (or difficult) is it to be cross-qualified for 777pax and 777freighter operations from pilot perspective?
is it like the 320-family where one could easy fly 4 different types on any given day?
I don't think it's a big deal, but still wondering... ?
except for NBO/DAR, all longhaul flights are generally operated at least daily. it would be safe to assume that they initiate a new route like ICN also on daily basis. therefore, it will be a tough game for KE with their 3x weekly service. ZRH-ICN is 200 miles shorter than ZRH-PEK/PVG. both flights ...Jump to post
NRT is surely a good bet for 77W upgauge, but I wouldn't be surprised if they announce one of the two Chinese cities (PVG or PEK). I believe TATL-wise, the almost double-daily BOS flights as well as EWR, MIA and YUL doing fine and don't require an immediate upgauge from 333/343 to 77W. The same can ...Jump to post
YYZ is an interesting one; I thought they were thinking about ICN or IAD since two new 77W will join the fleet soon. AC 878/879 YYZ-ZRH-YYZ switched from 333 to 789 (with 298 seats) and now to 77W (400-450 seats capacity) for the summer. I still believe Seoul or Washington will be next, but you neve...Jump to post
I also think that Austrian will be the first to crack in Vienna. They will probably drop routes where there is too much LCC presence. They must be shock, in 18 months they went from king of the castle to under siege by a swarm of LCC’s. won’t look good on Lufthansa reports. they surely feel the pre...Jump to post
Not scientific .. or stats. But tonights BA 220 looks like it's sold well ...: 1CHSLON/D« 06JUN THU CHS/EDT LON/‡5 1BA 220 J2 C2 D2 R1 CHSLHR 1120P 1220P‡1 788 M 0 QS DCA /E I0 W2 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K8 M5 L2 V2 S1 N0 Q0 O0 G2 Business cabin has 2 seats to sell; Premium Economy sold out; economy is look...Jump to post
In short, after LH was named as a 5 star airline ( ahead of TK ), TK left the Skytrax rankings. Most people at a.net suggest that Skytrax ranking is a marketing tool for airlines and the more you pay the higher ranking you get. So it is not fair at all. That is why TK is downgraded to a 3 star airl...Jump to post
TK down to 3star by Skytrax :) We all know why :) I don't know why, sorry. In short, after LH was named as a 5 star airline ( ahead of TK ), TK left the Skytrax rankings. Most people at a.net suggest that Skytrax ranking is a marketing tool for airlines and the more you pay the higher ranking you g...Jump to post
Small correction: It is LH426. On a side note it's cool that Philly is getting another 747 service Yep! There’s a pic somewhere showing the LH and Speedbird 747s next to each other - nice! It’s an A332 during winter. Before 2018, this was a LH CityLine route on an A343. LH doesn't have 332's; you p...Jump to post
That was very much expected; either them or EK, but with recent "cozyings" between Turkey and Qatar, nothing less would suit the egos *eyeroll* Nevertheless, happy to see a new type at IST and one which is extremely rare to Turkey. Former IST only got the 380 twice: one time on a Lufthansa...Jump to post
from what i have been told, the NEOs at Lufthansa are limited by a court order on behalf of the cabin crew union UFO. Something about "unbearable working conditions" in the small aft galley on flights exceeding 2.5 hrs or so.... Wauw. Adding a few seats backfired significanty if this is t...Jump to post